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Mildred Elaine “Millie” Whitaker, age 86, of Six Lakes, went to meet Jesus on Monday, August 10, 2020 from her home under the loving care of her family and McLaren Hospice.  She was born on March 12, 1934, in Stanton, and on February 21, 1953, in Edmore, she married Robert Clarence Whitaker.

Together they enjoyed 67 years of marriage, raised three children and made their home in Lansing until retiring back to the area, where they were members of the Edmore Church of God.  Millie also enjoyed quilting, and loved watching the birds at the feeder and the deer in the yard.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Blanch Johnston;  a sister, Mary Gray;  and a brother, Albert “JR” Lovette.

Surviving are her husband, Robert “Bob” Whitaker of Six Lakes;  their children, Dan & Sandy Whitaker of New Era, Cheri Whitaker of Kiltworthy, Ontario, Canada, and Bobby & Ann Whitaker of St. Johns;  a sister, Lee Maneke  of Sand Lake; four grandchildren, Corey Carpenter, Josh & Erica Whitaker, Missy & Norman Nielson, and Zach Whitaker;  and ten great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Millie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Louise McDonnell on August 12, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Cheri – Our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. May your faith bring you peace through your sorrows and your loving memories keep you strong. Our thoughts are with you all… Terry and Louise

  2. Judy and Jim Hunter on August 12, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Uncle Bob, Cheri, Dan and Bobby, my heart goes out to you all!! I will miss my Aunt Millie so much. She was always there for me. She was a rock for me when my Mom passed away. Listened and was there to help me get thru it. I hope she is with Mom now and they are smiling down at us all. Smother Angel has went home . Love you all ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Mike Simmons on August 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Millie and Bob were so actively involved with the Remus Church of God. They were the first two people we met upon taking the pastorate there. Millie was always supportive and encouraging and loved her Lord with all her heart. She loved the song, “Majesty”! It was so good to see her last year. I complimented her as to how youthful she looked. Little did I realize that would be the lady time I would get to speak to her. While we are saddened here by her passing, we celebrate that she is with the Lord whom she loved. To be absent from this life is to be present with Jesus and she is! Keep us informed as to when her memorial service will be. I would not want to miss it for the world.
    My prayers for our dear friend Bob and his children and grandchildren.
    Pastor Mike Simmons

  4. Margaret Rush on August 16, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    So sorry to learn of Millie’s passing. Our Entrican Arbor so enjoyed having the two of you at our monthly meetings. My sincere sympathy to you and your family, Bob.

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